Vivacell-MTS: "roaming Without Borders"

15:57 05/08/2009

VivaCell-MTS, a subsidiary of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC ("MTS" – NYSE:
MBT), launches "Roaming Without Borders" promotion, company’s press
service reports.

VivaCell-MTS, is bringing Armenia to the world and the world to Armenia
via its roaming service – Armenia’s most affordable channel to stay
reachable almost everywhere in the world. And as a cherry on top,
from August 1st till October 1st, roaming prepaid subscribers can
receive calls for incomparably lower tariffs in a number of countries
in the framework of Roaming without borders.

Incoming call tariff from August 4th till October 1st to Cyprus, Egypt,
France, Greece, MTS-Russia, MTS-Turkmenistan (BCTI), MTS-Uzbekistan
(Uzdunrobita), MTS-Ukraine (UMC), Turkey, United Arab Emirates cost
183AMD including VAT.

To note that from the first day of its operation, VivaCell-MTS has
significantly expanded the list of countries where its subscribers
could roam; by bringing the total to 179 countries and 379 mobile
operators (does not include the number of MTS Group roaming
operators). In addition to that the Company achieved 75 CAMEL
roaming partners in 50 countries and 91 GPRS roaming partners in 58
countries. In many countries roaming for VivaCell-MTS subscribers is
provided by more than one mobile network.

As of today, VivaCell-MTS subscribers can enjoy access to 3G network
services of 34 operators in 30 countries, provided they own a
compatible 3G mobile phone.

After full integration with MTS Group, VivaCell-MTS subscribers will
also benefit from MTS Group’s large portfolio of roaming partners